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ESPN Prepares To Tell 'Full Story' Of Brazil World Cup, Will Spotlight Mexico, Brazil

04 / 17 / 14

ESPN's World Cup Coverage By The Numbers 2 – host sets at Clube dos Marimbas used by ESPN and ESPN International. 15 – World Cup rosters for English-language TV pundits. 25 – cameras at host set location. 29 – English-language on-air com...

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India-SA Series A Cash Cow For Ten

Zee Entertainment Enterprises' sports channel Ten Sports "is targeting ad revenues to the tune of" Rs 120 crore ($19M) for the upcoming India-South Africa series to be held in South Africa, according to Urvi Malvania of the Indian BUSINESS STANDARD. The series kicks off on Thursday and compr ...

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Real Madrid has "purchased 25% of Spanish broadcaster Veo TV to be able to broadcast its Real Madrid TV content." Up "until this point," Real Madrid's "official channel was only available through pay-TV broadcaster Digital Plus" ( AS, 12/4 ). ... Five football professionals and national team pla ...

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12/04/13
French Rugby League Terminates TV Deal

The director of the French National Rugby League (LNR) Committee "decided to terminate its exclusive contract with Canal+," which would have offered €65M ($88M) per season, according to Cyrille Haddouche of LE FIGARO. A tender on TV rights for the next four seasons "will be launched." Cana ...

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12/04/13
EPL Launches Anti-Flare Campaign

A new campaign "is being launched to warn of the dangers of fans using flares and smoke bombs" after it was revealed that children as young as eight "have been used as 'mules' to smuggle pyrotechnic devices into football grounds," according to Martyn Ziegler of the PA. The campaign by the Premier Le ...

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12/04/13
Mediapro To Sell Spanish F1 Rights

Multimedia group Mediapro will on Monday put the Spanish TV rights for the next two F1 seasons on sale, according to Daniel Gorbe of F1 AL DIA. Broadcasters can "now present offers for the '14 and '15 F1 seasons, as Mediapro will sell to the highest bidder." Mediapro President Jaume Roures "ass ...

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12/04/13
Barcelona Website Receives Certification

FC Barcelona's website has been optimized to obtain AA certification for website accessibility from the World Wide Web Consortium via the ONCE Foundation's (Spanish Association for the Blind) Technosite company. Barcelona is now the first sports club in the world to gain this certificate. The certif ...

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12/03/13
Winter Sports, Handball Tops Eurosport

Pan-European sports network Eurosport "recorded high ratings for its broadcast of the Nordic skiing events in Kuusamo, Finland over the weekend," according to Uwe Mantel of DWDL. The ski jumping competition attracted 400,000 viewers on Saturday afternoon. The number translated into a market share of ...

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12/03/13
Schalke Boycotts Interviews With ZDF

Bundesliga club Schalke "has launched an interview boycott against German public broadcaster ZDF," according to Uwe Mantel of DWDL. Neither players nor coaches "were available for interviews after Saturday's Bundesliga game against Stuttgart." The reason for the club's boycott is that ZDF "will for ...

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12/03/13
FIFA Launches First Multi-Platform App

FIFA "has extended its media platform with the launch of its first app in five languages -- English, French, German, Portuguese and Spanish," according to Paul Nicholson of INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL. FIFA predicts the app will download over 70 million copies in the first few months, ...

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12/03/13
Spanish Clubs Fined Over TV Contracts

Spain's National Markets and Competition Commission (CNMC) has fined broadcaster Mediapro and La Liga clubs Real Madrid, Barcelona, Sevilla and third-tier side Racing Santander a total of €15M ($20.3M) for "breaking rules regulating the sale of television rights," according to Iain Rogers of RE ...

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